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6/1/2006 - Conference papersThis paper focuses on the flow patterns within the gob under three different ventilation systems: one-entry and two-entry bleederless systems, as well as a three-entry bleeder system.
6/1/2006 - Book chaptersThis chapter provides guidelines for determining the gas content of coalbeds, estimating the gas-in-place, and predicting gas flow and emissions before and during coal mining operations.
6/1/2006 - Information CircularsThis handbook describes effective methods for the control of methane gas in mines and tunnels. It assumes the reader is familiar with mining.
6/1/2006 - Conference papersTests were conducted in a full-scale ventilation gallery to determine the influence of mining machine-mounted water sprays on airflows and methane concentrations at the face when blowing ventilation systems are used. Test results using different spray a...
The Effects of Water Spray Placement for Controlling Respirable Dust and Face Methane Concentrations4/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA series of laboratory evaluations examined the impact of water spray pressure, curtain setback distance, and external and underboom spray use for controlling respirable dust levels and sulfur hexafluoride tracer gas concentrations around a continuous m...
This paper serves as an overview to remind and/or instruct readers about gas-sampling methodologies and gas analyses to assist in determining the status of underground atmospheres.
12/1/2005 - Information CircularsThe purpose of this study was to compare calibration gas cylinders having balance gases of nitrogen or air that are commonly used to calibrate portable NO2 gas monitors. Because even low concentrations of NO2 can have an extremely adverse effect on ind...
Numerical Analysis of the Impact of Longwall Panel Width on Methane Emissions and Performance of Gob Gas Ventholes5/1/2005 - Conference papersNIOSH has initiated a reservoir modeling effort to better understand the interaction of the various geotechnical factors influencing gas flow within and to the underground longwall mining environment. A focus of this modeling effort has been (1) the pre...
1/1/2005 - Conference papersThis paper describes test procedures used to evaluate performance of methane monitors that could be used underground for continuous personal monitoring of methane. The information in this report provides data that allow the reader to make side-by side c...
10/1/2004 - Conference papersThe NIOSH mining research program at the Pittsburgh Research Laboratory (PRL) includes the areas of coal mine dust control and monitoring, and explosion prevention.